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Pink or Red Flowers ( Square Stems )
Mint Family (Labiatae)

Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa

Season: Summer
Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Up to 70 cm

Description: This showy perennial can brighten up a trail when encountered on a woodsy hike. The stems of mints are all square in nature and can be used to distinguish mints from similar plants. The leaves grow in pairs along the stem, are almost clasping in nature and sharply toothed. The purple flower-head is composed of numerous thin, almost tubular flowers. Each tubular flower-head has a deep cleft, dividing it into two lips. Between the lips, the pistil, and two stamens protrude. The flowers are approximately 2.5-3 cm in length.

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